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  • Joel Kotkin: The Green Civil War

    • Date: 22/06/20
    • Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Energy
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    In recent months, there has been growing criticism about the current green orthodoxy, including from people long associated with environmental causes. Like many contemporary social movements—#metoo, Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March—the environmental lobby has tended to create an atmosphere of unanimity. In its struggle to win public and elite opinion, it has frequently evoked […]

  • EU Lawmakers Deeply Divided Over New Climate Targets

    • Date: 29/05/20
    • EurActiv
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    EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal Guteland’s proposals include a climate target of 65% and the establishment of a European climate council similar to the UN’s IPCC, which is to develop proposals for a target path until 2050. [Foto: European Parliament] The European Parliament’s environment committee discussed for the first time on Thursday (28 […]

  • EU Turns Climate Change Into Political Weapon In Brexit Trade Negotiations

    • Date: 26/05/20
    • Reuters
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    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s refusal to seal climate commitments in a new deal with the European Union to govern their relations after Brexit has become a stumbling block in their deadlocked talks and raises the risk of future trade disputes. While Britain has joined the global Paris agreement to fight climate change and has its […]

  • As Europe Faces 60 Million Job Losses, Will The Coronavirus Kill The Climate Agenda?

    • Date: 22/05/20
    • Foreign Policy
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    Europe’s pandemic bailouts are trying to save the continent’s economy. Less clear is if they can save the EU’s climate agenda. On Monday, in a live video address, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel restarted the European Union’s Franco-German motor by proposing that the EU disperse a total of €500 billion ($545 […]

  • European Commission Rejects ‘Climate-Related Conditions’ For Covid-19 Recovery Aid

    • Date: 12/05/20
    • Reuters
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    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s top climate official encouraged governments on Monday to attach green conditions to public support for coronavirus-hit companies, after the bloc’s executive opted not to do so at the EU level. The European Commission, which approves state support schemes, updated its temporary rules on Friday for firms receiving government aid […]

  • Angela Merkel’s MPs Rebel Against EU Climate Plans

    • Date: 10/05/20
    • Deutschland Today
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    Berlin (AFP) – Angela Merkel’s parliamentary CDU/CSU party is putting the breaks on the German Chancellor’s EU climate ambitions. In her recent speech at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Merkel supported the EU Commission’s stricter climate targets for 2030. The CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag is now criticising these very goals. In the draft position paper […]

  • EU & UK Clash As Climate Conditions Threaten Post-Brexit Trade Deal

    • Date: 07/05/20
    • Financial Times
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    EU push to incorporate Paris agreement adds to tension over post-Brexit relationship The UK is resisting EU moves to incorporate guarantees on respecting international climate change commitments in a future trade deal, adding to mounting disagreements on both sides over how to forge their post-Brexit relationship. EU officials said the most recent negotiating round with […]

  • Corona Crisis: Federation Of German Industry Calls On EU To Review Unilateral 2030 Climate Goals

    • Date: 28/04/20
    • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
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    ‘EU restart needs globally comparable ambitions in climate protection’ In a statement, Holger Lösch, deputy general manager of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), comments on the 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue: It is right and important that the Petersberg Climate Dialogue deals extensively with the topic of climate finance. The restart of the global economy […]

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